Who is a Tutor?
This is Part Three of the five different series article on the difference between a teacher and a tutor with the goal of improving your child’s performance in school.
In our previous lesson, we learned about who a teacher is, how we usually come into contact with teachers and highlights of what a real teacher should be.
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In this lesson, however, we would be looking at the second side. That is:
Who is a Tutor?
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A tutor is anyone who helps another individual to learn the material that he is trying to understand. This is a term used for a professional who explains the subject in an informal setting and explains the concepts on a one to one basis.
A tutor is mostly used in cases where individuals are not able to keep pace with the other students in school and need special instructions to bridge the gap.
Tutoring is a job that requires paying special attention to an individual, and through tutoring is a verb that refers to the act of giving instructions, a tutor remains a person teaching a student on a one to one basis.
The following is a highlight of who a tutor is:
- TUTORS provide individual one to one tuition. They can tailor the lessons to the students' learning style.
- Tutors can present information in several different ways or methods to help the student grasp concepts.
- Students often lead the way with tutors, they request help with specific tasks or assignments. Tutors help fill in the gaps.
- Tutors reinforce what has been taught in the classroom.
- Teachers teach a subject but tutors pay attention to the students individual needs.
- Tutors can help students with STUDY SKILLS AND TECHNIQUES. If one method does not work they will find another.
Read also: How to get a good private home tutor?
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Coming up Next: 8 Things That Differentiate A Teacher From A Tutor.
In part three of this series, I present you with the differences between a teacher and tutor and how classroom environment differs from private one on one tuition.
You will be surprised to see these differences and excited by what that means for improving your child’s performance.
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